A Faun in Wall Street

By John Myers O'Hara


What shape so furtive steals along the dim
         Bleak street, barren of throngs, this day of June;
         This day of rest, when all the roses swoon
In Attic vales where dryads wait for him?
What sylvan this, and what the stranger whim
         That lured him here this golden afternoon;
         Ways where the dusk has fallen oversoon
In the deep canyon, torrentless and grim?

Great Pan is far, O mad estray, and these
         Bare walls that leap to heaven and hide the skies
Are fanes men rear to other deities;
         Far to the east the haunted woodland lies,
And cloudless still, from cyclad-dotted seas,
         Hymettus and the hills of Hellas rise.

DayPoems Poem No. 1216
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